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Subject[PATCH AUTOSEL for 3.18 32/40] PCI: Create SR-IOV virtfn/physfn links before attaching driver
From: Stuart Hayes <>

[ Upstream commit 27d6162944b9b34c32cd5841acd21786637ee743 ]

When creating virtual functions, create the "virtfn%u" and "physfn" links
in sysfs *before* attaching the driver instead of after. When we attach
the driver to the new virtual network interface first, there is a race when
the driver attaches to the new sends out an "add" udev event, and the
network interface naming software (biosdevname or systemd, for example)
tries to look at these links.

Signed-off-by: Stuart Hayes <>
Signed-off-by: Bjorn Helgaas <>
Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <>
drivers/pci/iov.c | 3 ++-
1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/pci/iov.c b/drivers/pci/iov.c
index 4d109c07294a..9c0254638cc8 100644
--- a/drivers/pci/iov.c
+++ b/drivers/pci/iov.c
@@ -106,7 +106,6 @@ static int virtfn_add(struct pci_dev *dev, int id, int reset)
pci_device_add(virtfn, virtfn->bus);

- pci_bus_add_device(virtfn);
sprintf(buf, "virtfn%u", id);
rc = sysfs_create_link(&dev->dev.kobj, &virtfn->dev.kobj, buf);
if (rc)
@@ -117,6 +116,8 @@ static int virtfn_add(struct pci_dev *dev, int id, int reset)

kobject_uevent(&virtfn->dev.kobj, KOBJ_CHANGE);

+ pci_bus_add_device(virtfn);
return 0;

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